MILSTEIN: The party that wasn’t

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Endowment, besting peers, hits new high


Endowment, besting peers, rises to all-time high

Though well below its 20 percent return for fiscal 2014, the Yale endowment’s 11.5 percent growth in 2015 has once again placed it among the top tier of institutional investors.


FFY charts uncertain future

Nearly six months after the divestment debate on campus turned into open confrontation on the steps of Woodbridge Hall, Fossil Free Yale has stated that the push for divestment is far from over in the coming year.


Elizabeth Alexander, poet and professor, to depart for Columbia

Famed poet and English professor Elizabeth Alexander ’84, who recited a poem at the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, will leave Yale for Columbia at the end of this academic year.


Endowment returns expected to be lower fiscal 2015

After witnessing record returns in 2014, the Yale endowment is unlikely to have seen similar growth over the most recent fiscal year, experts agreed.


Controversial study finds substantial divestment cost

If Yale were to divest its endowment from fossil fuels, it would lose an estimated $51 million per year, according to a new study released last month.


FAS Senate has historic first meeting

After nearly two years of planning and preparation, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate held its first official session Thursday evening, marking a historic step for faculty governance at the University.


Construction of residential colleges sees progress, challenges

In the short span of four months, the buildings that will come to house roughly 800 new students have begun to rise from the mounds of dirt and barren concrete foundations that had previously dominated the Prospect Street site.


Schwarzman, man and donation, come under scrutiny

In the short span of a decade, Stephen Schwarzman ’69, through donations of $100 million or more, has imprinted his name on landmarks — such as the New York Public Library’s flagship building — and a high-profile scholarship at Tsinghua University modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship.


ITS to implement new security measure

In one of the largest steps in recent years to improve campus network safety, Yale Information Technology Services has announced plans to add an additional layer of security to the user login process.